MY CONFESSION OF FAITH.. 

 

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TRINITY:

We believe in one God, a Spiritual being, existing in three separate persons: God the Father; God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. We believe that God the Father is seated on His throne in heaven. We believe in God the Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of the Father conceived by the Holy Spirit born of the virgin Mary, crucified, buried, raised from the dead by God the Holy Spirit, taken up into heaven, now seated at the right hand of God the Father to intercede for us. We believe in God the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of the Father, who was and who is and will be forever. We believe that God the Holy Spirit is in the Father and that God the Holy Spirit is omni - present, all over.  

 

THE BIBLE:

I believe that the Bible we have today, the Old and New Testament, which was written by the children of God the Father and inspired by God the Holy Spirit, must be a guide to live a holy and honest life. I believe that it is very important to read and study the correct translation of the Bible. I believe that the Word of God is in the contents of the Scriptures and that the pages and the physical book is not the 'word of God'. I know that God had dispensational dealings with all people from the creation of this world. From Adam and Eve to the flood, the time of conscience; From the flood to the cross of Calvary, the time of the law, man could not fulfil the law so Christ came to fulfil the law; From Calvary to the day that we are living in now, the time of grace, we do not live by the ten commandments and the law of Moses, Christ said John the Baptist was the end of the Law of Moses and the Prophets.   

 

THE CHURCH:

The church building is not the house of God, we are the house of God. I believe that all the born again Christians over the world, irrespective of from what nation, colour or language form part of the Body of Jesus Christ, the Church of which He is the head and the cornerstone. I believe that the Holy Spirit is the overseer of the church and the gifts of the Holy Spirit will operate through the church in the gathering of the saints to edify the body of Jesus Christ, 1 Corinthians 14:26 - 40.

 

REPENTANCE AND THE NEW BIRTH:

I believe in repentance from the wrong doings in God's eyes and that a person must repent, accept Jesus Christ as his/her personal saviour, John 1:12,13. Repentance is man's decision, the new birth is the working of the Holy Spirit. I do not believe in eternal security as some of the denominations preach; once saved always saved. Man is a free moral agent. I also do not believe in predestination as some denominations do, I believe it is man's own decision, life or death. I do accept that God is pre - aware of manís decision.

 

WATER BAPTISM:

I believe that a person must believe the Gospel of Jesus Christ, repent, accept Jesus Christ and then be baptised by single immersion in water, in the name of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.  Water baptism symbolises a burial, Romans 6:4. Water baptism is one of the sacraments of Jesus Christ; something that Jesus instituted.

 

THE BAPTISM WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT AND SPEAKING WITH OTHER TONGUES:

I believe and accept the doctrine of the baptism with the Holy Spirit and the speaking in tongues as described in the Scriptures, Acts 2:4; Acts 2:38; Acts 4:31; Acts 9:17; Acts 10:44; Acts 19:1 - 6 and 1 Corinthians 12:10.

 

THE GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT AND THE FRUIT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT:

I believe and accept the doctrine of the nine Gifts of the Holy Spirit as described in the Scriptures in 1 Corinthians 12:1 - 11. I also see the fruit of the Holy Spirit as important, Galatians 5:22.

 

HOLY COMMUNION:

I believe and accept the doctrine of Holy Communion as described in the Scriptures in 1 Corinthians 11:23 - 34; Matthew 26:26 - 29; Mark 14:22 - 24. Holy Communion is one of the sacraments of Jesus Christ.

 

THE FIVE FOLD MINISTRY:

I believe and accept the doctrine of the five fold ministry as described in the Scriptures in Ephesians 4:7 - 16 and 1 Corinthians 12:27 - 31.

 

LIFE AFTER DEATH:

I believe that man is also a spiritual being and will live forever as described in the Scriptures in Hebrews 9:27; Luke 8:53 - 55 and 2 Corinthians 5:1 - 10.

 

THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH:

I believed that the Church, the body of Christ will be raptured as described in the Scriptures in 1 Thessalonians 4:13 - 18; 1 Corinthians 15:50 - 53 and Luke 21:34 - 36. The rapture will take place before the great tribulation will start on earth.

 

THE GREAT TRIBULATION:

I believe that the great tribulation will take place after the rapture of the Church and it is God the Father's dealings with the Jews, as not one of them entered into the promise land in the Old Testament they will have to go through the great tribulation for not accepting Jesus Christ as the Messiah. There will be 144,000 'sealed' ones.

 

THE SECOND COMING OF JESUS CHRIST:

I believe that Jesus Christ will come back to this earth after the great tribulation to release the Jews and to set up His Kingdom on earth and to reign with all the believers for a thousand years.

 

THE MILLENNIUM:

I believe in the millennium reign of Jesus Christ as described in the Scriptures in Revelation 20:4,5. This period will be after the Second Coming of Jesus Christ with all the saints and the battle of Armageddon.

 

HEAVEN:

I believe that Heaven is a place like the earth in the third heavens or stratosphere where God the Father, Jesus Christ and all the heavenly beings live.

 

HELL:

I believe that Hell is a real place like the earth, that God the Father has prepared for Satan and His followers and all the un - Godly. Hell is a place where fire is not quenched and it will burn forever. I include the five facets of  Hel up - to the lake of fire.

 

FINANCES:

I believe that one has to give financial support where he/she fellowships. We do not teach and preach tithing. If tithing was that important why did Jesus or any of the New Testament followers not preach tithing? Tithing was not measured in money but spices anyway. Tithing was before and become law for the Jews to provide for the Priests of the Old Testament dispensation, Hebrews 7:1 - 18. We believe what the New Testament teaches, "So let each one gives as he purposes in his heart".

 

SATAN:

I believe in the existence of Satan as a real being or person, originally a created angelic being, who as a result of his transgression was cast down from the presence of God the Father and is now God's enemy and that of all believers. I also know that the precious blood of Jesus Christ overcame Satan.

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